Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953

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Birth 1891-09-22
Death 1953-08-18

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From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Joseph Flynn : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732385

Edward Joseph Flynn (1891-1953), lawyer, author, was born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham Law School in 1912 and admitted to the New York Bar in June 1913. Flynn practiced law in partnership with Bill McKeown from 1913 to1922, and Monroe Goldwater from 1924 to 1953, but he soon became involved in politics in the Bronx, New York, and rose to prominence in the Democratic Party. He served as Assemblyman of Bronx County from 1918 to 1921, Sheriff of Bronx County from 1922 to 1925, Chamberlain of the City of New York from 1926 to 1928, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bronx County Democratic Committee from 1922 to 1953, Secretary of State for New York from 1929 to January 1939, Democratic National Committeeman from New York from 1930 to 1953, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1940 to 1943. He was also the United States Commissioner General on the New York World's Fair Commission from 1939 to 1940. Although Flynn was a close associate of Franklin D. Roosevelt for many years, he refused Roosevelt's repeated offers of jobs in the Roosevelt administration. He accompanied Roosevelt to the Yalta Conference and remained in Europe after the conference, carrying out various missions for the President, until the trip was terminated by news of Roosevelt's death. In 1947, Flynn wrote the book, You're the Boss, about his experiences in politics. Flynn died on August 18, 1953 while on a visit to Ireland.

From the description of Flynn, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1891-1953 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10568268


Flynn was actively involved in the Bronx County Democratic organization and the Democratic National Committee. Although he never held positions in the Roosevelt administration, he was a close associate of Franklin D. Roosevelt and accompanied him to the Yalta Conference.

From the description of Papers, 1913-1963, 1931-1952 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522952

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